The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution

  • Thomas Diez
  • Nathalie Tocci

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Thomas Diez, Nathalie Tocci, Giovanni Faleg, Eva Scherwitz
    Pages 1-28
  3. Regional Integration and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East and North Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-55
    2. Hirah Azhar, Marco Pinfari
      Pages 57-80
  4. Regional Integration and Conflict Resolution in Western and Eastern Africa

  5. Conflict and Regionalism in Latin America

  6. Conflict and Regionalism in Asia

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-336

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive study into the promotion of regional integration as a central pillar of European Union (EU) relations with the rest of the world. It is a strategy to deal with a core security challenge: the transformation of conflicts and, in particular, regional conflicts. Yet to what extent has the promotion of regional integration been successful in transforming conflicts? What can we regard as the core mechanisms of such an impact? This volume offers a comprehensive assessment of the nexus between promoting integration and conflict transformation. The authors systematically compare the consequences of EU involvement in eight conflicts in four world regions within a common framework. In doing so, they focus on the promotion of integration as a preventative strategy to avoid conflicts turning violent and as a long-term strategy to transform violent conflicts by placing them in a broader institutional context. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in European foreign policy, comparative regionalism, and conflict resolution. 


conflict transformation EU involvement EU foreign policy comparative regionalism Conflict in the Middle East Conflict in North Africa Conflict in Western and Eastern Afriac Conflict in Latin America Conflict in Asia international role of the EU EU's impact on international affairs

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Diez
    • 1
  • Nathalie Tocci
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PolitikwissenschaftUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Istituto Affari Internazionali RomeItaly

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